The greatest golf championships in the world

Golf is one of the most prestigious sports in existence. Today, with the development of golf, many golf competitions have emerged. Some are very popular, while others are not. Here is a top 4 of the most famous golf competitions!

The US Open

It is one of the four largest golf tournaments in the world. The competition began in 1895 and only 11 players participated at that time. To date, 110 editions of the US Open have been held. Many golfers have participated over the years. Among these golfers are Roger Woods, Justin Rose, Curtis Strange, and Ian Poulter. Want to learn more about golfer Ian Poulter? More info on  .

The Masters

It is also one of the four tournaments that make up the Grand Slam of golf. This competition was first played in 1934. The Masters begins each year in April and brings together a total of 72 professional golfers. Among the big winners of the Masters are Tiger Woods, Angel Cabrera, Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir and Patrick Reed. The current Masters champion is Dustin Johnson.

The British Open

This is a men's golf tournament first played in 1860. It is the oldest of all golf competitions in the world. The British Open is always held in July, every third Friday. Many golfers including Harry Vardon, James Braid and Tiger Woods have won the title several times in their lifetime. The current British Open title holder is Shane Lowry.

The PGA Championship

The PGA course also known as the US PGA is a golf tournament held every year in the USA. The first edition of the tournament was held in 1916 in New York State. Today, the world's greatest golfers participate and the current winner of the PGA Championship is Collin Morikawa.

It is important to note that these 4 major tournaments make up the Grand Slam of the world of golf. Some golfers who have won these four major competitions several times have gone down in history, while others have not.